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OpenSignal App: Check The Best Network Coverage and Wi-Fi Hotspots Nearby

April 23, 2013 — by Adeel Qayum0

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While iOS users have access to plenty of apps, some of those offering useful functionality such as monitoring of signal strength are limited in functionality. Usually, apps first make way on the App Store before they’re released for Android’s Google Play, but in case of OpenSignal, the opposite is true. It has been available on Android for a while, but not iOS. However, iOS users can finally use it as well as the developers have released an App Store version after a long wait.

The app helps users to find out the Wi-Fi networks present near their location, and allows them to see the carrier network providing the best coverage.

After downloading and installing the app, users are presented with the Dashboard where details of the current network are displayed, along with the total number of Wi-Fi hotspots present nearby.

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How To Zip iPhone Photos and Transfer to Computer without iTunes

February 2, 2013 — by Simon Ng1

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Transferable Pro LogoSome time ago, we’ve introduced you WifiPhoto and Bump to transfer photos on your iPhone to computer. In this post, we’ll show you another app called Transferable, which also lets you transfer photos from iPhone to computer without using iTunes.

The Transferable app is very simple and intuitive. After opening the app, it shows you instructions about how to access the photo albums from your Mac or PC. The app simply turns your iPhone into a photo server and you can browse your photo album from computer.

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How To Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer with Bump

May 30, 2012 — by Simon Ng3

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Bump LogoThe Bump app is getting better and better. If you haven’t heard of Bump, it’s a popular app that lets user to share contact information and photos by simply bumping two phones together. The recent update of Bump added a new feature to transfer photos from iPhone to your computer with just a bump.

There are no shortage of apps for transferring photos from iPhone to computer over Wifi. WiFiPhoto and WiFi Photo Transfer are two of the examples. However, the Bump app makes the whole transfer process more intuitive and makes sharing with your friends a lot easier. You simply launch Bump’s web interface and then bump your iPhone on your computer’s spacebar to transfer the photos.

Sound interesting, right? Read on we’ll demonstrate how you can make use of Bump to transfer photo between iPhone and computer.

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Possible Fix for the New iPad Wi-Fi Problem

April 7, 2012 — by Simon Ng3

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iPad Wifi ProblemSince the release of the New iPad, some users have been complaining about various WiFi issues including slow Wi-Fi connection speed, intermittent connection failure or failure to detect Wi-Fi hotspot.

I’ve purchased my new iPad (Wi-Fi only model) on the first day of the launch. So far it works perfectly and I do not experience any Wi-Fi issues. Like me, you may be lucky to pick a defect-free new iPad. But if you head out the Apple’s support forum, you’ll see hundreds of iPad owners discussing about the Wi-Fi issue.

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CloudFTP: Transfer Data From Any USB Device To iPhone/iPad Over WiFi

December 6, 2011 — by Gaurav Kheterpal2

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In the past, the Kickstarter platform has produced some truly innovative iPhone and iPad accessories. In April, I wrote about a Kickstarter project – GoPano micro lens which adds a panoramic mirror to the iPhone’s video camera, thereby allowing you to take panoramic video in real time. And recently, CloudFTP-  another kickstarter project has been hogging the limelight as it claims to let you share content on any USB device over WiFi, which includes cameras, flash drives, card readers etc.

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8 Possible Fixes for iOS 5 WiFi Connection Problems

December 5, 2011 — by Simon Ng5

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WiFi IconA week ago, we reported some of the users complained on Apple’s discussion forum about the Wi-Fi issue after upgrading to iOS 5. A few readers also mentioned they experienced similar Wi-Fi problem and the issue is not limited to a particular iOS device that it seems to be affecting iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and both generations of iPad.

So far I do not experience this issue. My iPhone 4 and 4S work great on iOS 5 without any connection issue. I believe the problem may be due to a glitch in iOS 5 and happen on some models of wireless routers. For those experiencing Wi-Fi connection issue, while you are waiting for Apple’s bug fix, I suggest you to try out the following solutions. Probably they may resolve your Wi-Fi connection problems.

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Enable Tethering on iPhone with TetherMe

August 17, 2010 — by Simon Ng6

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Internet tethering allows you to use the iPhone as a modem and share the Internet connection with laptop. It’s a great feature come with iPhone. However, for certain reasons, not every carrier supports the tethering feature. If your carrier does not support tethering for iPhone, that’s another good reason for jailbreaking.

Recently, cirdan and sbingner have developed a hack called TetherMe that enables tethering on jailbroken iPhone even your carrier does not officially support the feature. As claimed, the hack should work with any carriers and supports all iPhones with iPhone OS from 3.0 to 4.0.1.

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Jailbreak iPhone 4 and Use FaceTime Over 3G

August 16, 2010 — by Simon Ng6

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FaceTime, one-tap video calling, is one of the notable features comes with the iPhone 4. After I got my iPhone 4, I have tested out the FaceTime feature with my friend. It’s really cool and fun. I have tried video calling on other mobile phones but there is no phone in the market that can give such fun experience as iPhone 4’s FaceTime.

Due to certain reason, however, Apple only allows you to use FaceTime over WiFi. Thanks for JailbreakMe. With jailbreaking, you can now have a couple of ways to use FaceTime over 3G network.

As said, these tools only work on jailbroken iPhone. If you haven’t jailbroken your iPhone 4, check out this guide and use JailbreakMe to jailbreak it first.

If you are ready, you can simply choose one of the following cydia apps to enable FaceTime over 3G:

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iOS 3.2.1 for iPad Fixes WiFi Issue and Adds Bing

July 18, 2010 — by Simon Ng3

Other than the update of iOS for iPhone, Apple also released an update for the iPad OS with a version number of 3.2.1. The update contains a number of bug fixes and improvement. Most notably, it fixes the WiFi connectivity issue that was reported by some iPad users.

Other than improving the WiFi connectivity, according to Apple’s release note, the iOS 3.2.1 for iPad also comes with the following bug fixes: